The BRAF mutation believed to drive disease in about half of patients with melanoma was found to occur at a significantly lower frequency in patients with melanoma in Ireland, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10.
The UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology 2013 lecture series continues throughout May, with talks on imaging of innate immune responses during cutaneous infections, Genetic skin disease affecting the skin barrier, and Molecular mechanisms of neuro-immune communication.
Today, Professor James D Watson, best known as a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule and Nobel Peace Prize laureate officially launched the Mater’s state-of-the-art Haematology / Oncology ward, in the new Whitty Building. This new combined clinical facility greatly increases capacity and treats patients with cutting edge therapies.
Molecular Medicine Ireland, in partnership with UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, held its first Biobanking Course in the UCD Clinical Research Centre (CRC) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital from 17–19 April. The course was run in conjunction with the Biorepositories module of UCD’s Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research.
A new rapid HIV-screening programme offered to patients who present at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Emergency Department in Dublin has already seen 2,250 people volunteer to check their HIV status. The project is a collaboration between UCD the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, and the Jacobi Medical Centre, New York.
The School is pleased to announce two funded research opportunities in Rheumatology within the team of the incoming Professor of Rheumatology, Prof Gerry Wilson at the UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science. Prof Wilson joins the School from the University of Sheffield Medical School where he led a EULAR Centre of Excellence for Rheumatology.
Hundreds of UCD students, staff and locals competed in the 4th annual Rás UCD 5k Road Race around Belfield Campus on Saturday 6th April. The winner, Emmett Jennings was awarded the Jevon Newman memorial trophy, which commemorates a UCD medical student and athletics club member, who died last year.
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science is pleased to announce a graduate open evening for hospital doctors, general pracitioners, healthcare managers and radiographers. The open evening will take place on 18th April 2013 from 18.00-20.00. The event takes place in advance of the annual 'Dragons' Den' business evening.
UCD Diagnostic Imaging will host two study days in May 2013. The first study day (11th May) will focus on neuroimaging in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, while the second event (18th May) is concerned with clinical audit and risk management.
The annual INMED scientific meeting took place at UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science 21st-22nd February 2013. The theme of the meeting was Patient-centred Medical Education: Human Factors, Patient Safety, Learning from Patients. This video captures some of the highlights of INMED 2013.